02 - 06 - 2014 McAlisterville Man Jailed After Assaulting State Police Officer
[LS] - Lewistown State Police arrested a drunk, beligerant McAlisterville man on Tuesday after he assaulted an officer. Charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, simple assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest were given to 37-y/o Francis Swartzel at a Westfall St. apartment complex in Fayette Twp. & he is now incarcerated on $10,000 bail. Police say Swartzel was intoxicated & causing a disturbance. When officers arrested him, he assaulted a trooper by spitting blood on him and kicking him several times prior to and during transport to MCCF. The injured officer was treated & released at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.